Surf City Surf Dog Competition, Sept. 23

The days are getting shorter, and soon the totally tubular tail-waggers who love to hang eight will have to hang up their surfboards until surfing season rolls around again. Before that happens, however, the rad Rovers will rally once again out on the waves to help turn the tide on the topic of pet homelessness!

Taking place September 23rd in Huntington Beach, California, the annual Surf City Surf Dog ComPETition will include both ‘Open’ and ‘Shredder’ single dog heats, with canines competing in small, medium, large and x-large categories, as well as tandem heats consisting of dog/dog surfing, dog/human surfing and dog/human on a stand up paddle board.

Three Days of Dogged Devotion

September 22

The first wave of excitement happens one day prior to the main presentation, when reveling Rovers and their humans get together for a Pooch Party at Bella Terra, complete with red carpet photos, a rescue dog fashion show, music and more!

September 23

Find out who will be the Big Kahuna on the big day as surfing dogs show off their mad skills. While canine contestants wow the crowd, sightseers and their sports-loving Spots can also enjoy activities on shore at the Doggy SurFUR Expo. The day of play ends with a West Coast edition of the NY Dog Film Festival, which will feature 70 minute showings for fans of flicks and Fidos, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting OC Shelter Partners.

September 24

Giving a whole new meaning to the term “doggie paddle,” pets and their parents can paddle board in tandem at Pirate Coast Paddle Company’s SUP/w Pup Meetup, taking place at 1131 Black Bay Drive in Newport Beach.

Surfing in Support of Paws Causes

A beach party with a higher purpose, a portion of the proceeds from the event and all of the fundraising will benefit:

  • Barks of Love
  • French Bulldog Rescue Network
  • Huntington Dog Beach
  • Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
  • Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond

When: September 23, 2017
Where: Huntington Dog Beach at 100 Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach, California

Photo Credit: Surf City Surf Dog Competition/ Facebook

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.